Donetsk National Medical University

An ideal choice for international students to study MBBS is Donetsk National Medical University. DNMU is among the largest medical Universities of the former USSR.

It was established in 1930 as the M.Gorky Donetsk Medical Institute. Later on, after the Second World War, it was renamed as Stalino Medical Institute and then many more names were conferred to the institute with a great history, year by year. Then finally after getting the university status in 1994 and the National medical university status in 2008, Universitys name again changed to Donetsk National Medical University.

Its campus also has a separate shuffling of history. Earlier due to Russian and Ukrainian conflicts on Donbass region, the main campus of the University was shifted to Mariupol City (2 faculty were already allocated), then because of the conflicts, the campuses again relocated all over Ukraine. DNMU clinched the first position to start the faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy in English as a language of instruction to the foreign students in 1991 after the independence of Ukraine. In 2016 DNMU firstly started training of students in the French language also.

University ranks first among the Ukrainian medical universities, constantly since 2001 till 2018 enforced by the rating of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education of Ukraine. The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, regulated & approves all the degree offered by the University to the international students. DNMU is documented in the list of International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and also have the recognition from World Health Organization (WHO), Indian Medical Council, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, European Council of Medicine and General Medical Council of UK. With this accreditation, students will be able to appear for the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) and can enter the Postgraduate Medical (Residency) training in the United States.

The University holds the joint researches and partnership with many scientific institutions of former USSR and at international level collaborators like Poland Medical Academy, Cambridge University, Virden University, etc.

At present, total 15000 students are studying in the University; out of which 2000 students are international students coming from 96 countries of the globe such as India, Sweden, Iran, Iraq, Ghana, Bangladesh, Nigeria, South-Africa, Singapore, Australia, etc. As far as employers are concerned; currently, there are more than 900 distinguished academicians working in almost 70 different departments for Donetsk NMU.

More than 52,000 highly skilled and qualified doctors, well-known scientists, researchers, health service organizers from Ukraine, Russia, and other CIS countries as well as from other parts of the world; are graduates of the Donetsk National Medical University. DNMU is also a member of the Bologna process and ensures better comparability in the standards and quality of higher-education qualifications.

Universitys framework of all the campuses relies on the following base  7 hospitals working under DNMU as their clinical bases for students and Scientific Research work, Scientific & Research laboratories are available, Administrative buildings, and much more.


  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pediatrics
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Premedical Department


The University provides its students with adequate and affordable, residential and study facilities. Living in DNMU accommodations, give a very healthy and comfortable life for the students. The university claims the guarantee of providing accommodation facility to all international students enrolled with the University. Excellent hostel system with fully furnished rooms, quiet study ambience and surrounded by the recreation centre. It has a total of 9 hostels in number for accommodating almost four thousand students. Dormitory rooms at the campus hostel can accommodate 2 or 3 students in a room.

Intact rooms are well-equipped with the bed, mattresses, pillow, blanket, desk, chair, water heaters, and suitable lighting facility for both study & recreation.

Dining perks are also available for the students, as every room is attached with a kitchen; meant for the students if they want to prepare their food by themselves. 24-hour access to security and emergency services is also provided to the students.

Student Life

The administration and management of the University firmly believe in the holistic development of the students, along with the academics. It encourages students on a continual basis to participate in the extracurricular or sports activities organized in the campus; such as football tournaments, basketball tournaments, cricket tournaments and much more.

The Infrastructure composition of the University gives the numerous privileges to the students that include 52 educational buildings at different campuses equipped with computer classes and libraries, 9 hostels with reading halls & sports rooms, 4 health centres for preventive care, 7 stadiums, sports and health service complexes.

Interesting Facts about the City- Donetsk

  • The city of Ukraine is a big industrial area and the fifth-largest city in Ukraine, situated on the Kalmius River.
  • Talking about the administration, Donetsk has been the centre of Donetsk Oblast, while historically; it is the unofficial capital and largest city of the larger economic & cultural Donets Basin (Donbass) region.
  • Donetsks climate is moderately warm summer continental
  • The workforce is heavily involved with heavy industry, especially coal mining.
  • Main attractions of the city are First Line Avenue, Statue of Artem, Donetsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, Donbass Palace, Aquapark, etc.

Fee Structure 2024-2025

1st Year Fees 2nd-6th Year Hostel Fees Per Year Overhead Expenses (One Time) TOTAL FEE
4000 USD 4000 USD 1300 USD 1600 USD 33400 USD

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